This gallery, located in pioneer square, is a fabulous showcase of top notch NW coast artwork. Pieces range from tiny stone carvings to totem poles and masks. for most people, this gallery is eye candy for traditional and contemporary artwork and for collectors, it is probably the best in the state. i have not found the staff to be as chatty as those in galleries in Vancouver, B.C. but they are informative and willing to explain the significance of various pieces. i enjoy taking visitors through this gallery and love the contemporary spin demonstrated in many works. previous years' lecture series have been wonderful, the website suggests they will resume in the fall of 2005.